MindsUnited at Microsoft Inspire
MindsUnited will be present at the Microsoft Inspire event in Washington DC from 9 till the 13th of July. We are looking forward to give you more information about our programs and solutions. We hope to see you there!
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Microsoft Cloud Enablement Training at Ingram
On the 23th of May MindsUnited will be attending the Microsoft Cloud Enablement Training at Ingram Micro.
During this day we will discuss Microsoft Dynamics 365, JumpStart 365 and the posibilities.
Location: Green Village
3438 LC Nieuwegein
We hope to see you there!
Sign up for the JumpStart 365 webinar
Would you like to know more about JumpStart 365? Sign up for our webinar.
Date: 10th of May 2015
Time: 4 – 5 PM
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MSDynamicsworld.com about JumpStart 365
“For an SMB trying to get up and running with a Dynamics 365 sales or service app, less choice can be freeing, MindsUnited COO Stefan de Jonge told MSDynamicsWorld at the eXtreme365 Lisbon event. It can greatly increase the chance that a team will do the basics correctly – and consistently – before trying to operate with the full-scale Dynamics 365 solution.
JumpStart 365 is a wizard-based solution that systematizes and automates the implementation of Dynamics 365. The approach of starting the deployment with a structured tool allows the partner to guide users through the most basic decisions in their initial setup. It can also point them toward common added capabilities like integrations and vertical packages that they might not otherwise try.
“As a customer, when I work with a solution deployed via Jumpstart 365 for a few weeks with a vertical solution installed, I can try it as a trial and can then decide to buy it,” de Jonge explained. “What a customer doesn’t want is to ask the partner to build vertical functionality at a cost of [tens of thousands of Euros].”
Beyond customer success rates, the use of a wizard interface introduces other intriguing possibilities for a CRM deployment. For example, the wizard is not just an assistant to inexperienced CRM customers; it also helps non-CRM partners sell CRM. While some CRM veterans would undoubtedly recoil at the idea of letting inexperienced firms deploy Dynamics 365 apps, vendor like MindsUnited actively promote the idea that CRM can become an additional line of business alongside other core Microsoft competencies like Dynamics NAV, Office 365, SharePoint, or others. To put a point on it, MindsUnited promise partners who use their tools that they can “Learn Nothing! Hire No One! Invest Nothing!” while still selling Dynamics 365.
Another challenge for this ISV is exactly how they will adjust when D365 Business Edition sales and marketing apps are finally in market. As of eXtreme365 Lisbon, the exact limitations in critical areas like custom entity types and fields were not yet known, though Microsoft is reportedly running new focus groups with partners to hammer out these details.
Microsoft has advised that it will offer a simple wizard interface to get organizations started with the Business Edition apps, but no one expects these to be sufficient for every customer. Vertical add-ons and the easy setup of common integrations like a web store or accounting system will still be needed, and the easier the setup the better for everyone involved. MindsUnited is planning to offer such options.”
MindsUnited at eXtreme 365
We will discuss Microsoft Dynamics 365 and JumpStart 365 and anwer your questions.
We hope to see you there!
IT Channel Company and MindsUnited sign strategic agreement
Leusden and Amsterdam, February 7th, 2017 – The IT Channel Company (TICC) – via it’s division Quattro Business Solutions (QBS) world largest Value Add SMB Distributor for Microsoft Dynamics – today announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine QBS’ distribution capabilities and ERP expertise with MindsUnited’s leading CRM knowledge, tools and services to be the first mover in delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud solutions. In addition QBS has acquired a stake in MindsUnited under this strategic collaboration agreement.
“We are very proud of the cooperation we have agreed on with QBS. As a business-to-business software company with a focus on Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM solutions for partners and SMB customers, this strategic partnership allows us to unite our innovative CRM services with the marketing and distribution capabilities and ERP expertise of QBS. Together we will create an even better proposition for our partners and SMB customers. In this way we will be well positioned to lead the “Digitalisation of SMEs” and drive forward our market leadership in the Dynamics 365 area” says Arjen Jansen, CEO at MindsUnited.
Louis Rustenhoven, CEO at TICC, also emphasises the importance attached to the digitalisation of small to medium sized businesses and the leading role of the Microsoft partner community in this respect: “With this collaboration we once again underline our commitment to our QBS partners in driving forward digitalisation in the SME sector. MindsUnited is an innovative Independent Software Vendor specialised in CRM with whom we will work very closely together to provide benefit to our partners. The combined service offering will be further developed within the framework of this strategic agreement and make us the leading Dynamics 365 distributor for Europe.